Road remains closed due to damaged bridge

Picture by Richard Ponter
Picture by Richard Ponter

A Scarborough road will remain closed today over fears that a bridge over it is unsafe.

Vernon Road was closed in both directions on Tuesday while North Yorkshire County Council's Highways inspected the damage to the footbridge.

Picture by Richard Ponter

Picture by Richard Ponter

The Scarborough News understands the road will not open again today and could remain shut for a number of days.

A member of the public reported that part of the bridge had come loose.

A statement on the Hole in the Wall pub's Facebook page stated: "We are closed today.

"The Bridge at the bottom of Vernon Road is waiting to be fixed

Picture by Richard Ponter

Picture by Richard Ponter

"The road and pavement is blocked off both ends

"We are not allowed to let customers in through the garden at the back so unfortunately, through no fault of our own, we are not open today

"Hopefully open tomorrow."

The road has been closed since 11am.

A North Yorkshire County Council spokesman added: "The footbridge will be inspected as soon as possible and the road and bridge will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, the closures will remain in place.

"Recommended diversion routes are being suggested.

"Traffic coming into town from Filey direction on the A165 is recommended to cross Valley Bridge, turn right at the traffic lights onto Somerset Terrace then continue to Falconers Road and St Nicholas Street to reach the town centre.

"Traffic coming down Valley Road to the town centre is advised to continue on Foreshore Road and turn left at to traffic lights on to Eastborough.

"Traffic wanting to get from Somerset Terrace to Valley Road is recommended to continue to St Nicholas Street and St Thomas Street, then turn right on to Castle Road, right again onto Queen Street, left down Eastborough and right along Foreshore Road."